Scrap the Girls July

This is my favourite moodboard of the last six months.

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When I put this moodboard together I had an idea for a layout but I had no idea what photo I could use or how I could use it.  Then this layout came about.  I absolutely love it so much.

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Scrap the Boys – Challenge FOOD

This is another layout that may have got lost in the Publishing change over at Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.  It was such a great layout and it is a shame it has been in hiding this long.

I love all these outside of the box challenges that are popping up around the place.  This one in particular was pretty fun.  The challenge was to for Scrap the Boys and the idea was to scrap your boy and FOOD.  This layout was created in November 2015 but it was picked up for publishing so I have had to hold off sharing it.

I decided that I wouldn’t use a standard photo of my son eating ‘Food” but rather I took this opportunity to document the fact that my son likes to eat EVERYTHING.  I love preparing sensory playtime activities for both the kids but I have to be sure that everything is edible because without a doubt he will eat it or at least try it.  This day was no exception.  The activity was slime also known as Cornflower, water and food colouring.  He saw it as soup and went and fished out a play spoon from the cubby and proceeded to eat it.  No amount of discouraging him works.  So its just as well it is not harmful but I don’t think it could have tasted very nice.

For my layout I created a mixed media background using greens.  I chose green because the colour complimented the photo and the embellishments I wanted to use. I had recently acquired some new Charms Creations Green Triangles and they are bright and I would encourage everyone to try and add some to their collection.  Triangles are very in at the moment and add something a bit special to any layout.

Here is my layout…

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And a bit of an embellishment close up for you to drool over…

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Princess Tanty

Today I am sharing my take on the Scrap the Girls Sketch Challenge this month.

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I am not one to use a lot of flowers so I changed it up a bit and moved the sketch down a little to create my layout.

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I used watercolours and Colour Blast Shimmer dusts as my base to this layout and then I added Colour Blast Colour Paste and Flutterby Designs Flutter Paint over the top.  I have had a hard time with photographing my layouts lately so that is why this layout doesn’t look as bright as I would like.  I tried two separate times to take some decent photos but the summer sun and stained glass windows have not helped my cause.  I have lights too believe it or not.  Time to add some new ones I think.

Anyways here are some progress shots.

First – watercolour.

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Then some Colour Blast Colour Paste applied with a palette knife.

Then a squeeze of Flutterby Colour Paint over the top.

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Here are a few close ups of the finished product.  The hardest part of this layout was waiting for the Flutterby Paint to dry.  I didn’t want it to bubble so you have to let it dry naturally or with very little heat.

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Here are a few close ups too:

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Air Con Selfies.

I originally created this layout as an alternative to a DT layout I was working on.  I actually created three to the criteria and had a friend pick the best one.

This one I loved but it came off second best.

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Here are a few close ups too:

There is a process video too.

Mother | Scrap the Girls

Today I am sharing a layout that I created for this months Scrap the Girls Moodboard.   This year, I have taken creative control of the moodboards now that I am understand running the challenge blog a lot better and am not so overwhelmed with the process.  I put this moodboard together knowing that May is mothers day month.  I was initially inspired by the wire.  Here is the moodboard:

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So I decided to play with some wire to make a mother and child.  Then I used it on a mixed media background with a photo of my first born daughter and I when she was just six days old.

Here is my take on the challenge:

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There is a process video too you can watch it below.  Wire is fun to work with, a technique I will definitely be trying again.

There is a process video too:

Charms Creations Australia Day Map Marker Challenge

…This post was originally published in January 2016 but I had to recall it as this layout got picked up for publishing.  In keeping with their requirements, I had to withdraw this layout from social media until 1 month clear of publishing.  I am now in the all clear to share it again…

I’ve realised that around the third week of my blog it’s a little quiet but don’t worry there’s plenty to come.

Today I’m sharing all Australia Day layout I’ve created for Charms Creations Australia Day Challenge.

This photo is of my son I took last year and have had printed and sitting on my desk all that time. Finally, I worked out what to do with it.

I’ve created my background using chalks and I also altered a DIY Charms Creations map marker that way too. I added some hand stitching and so rub ons I’ve been saving for a very long time and I don’t know why. The flair is from my stash and the opera house card is a Project Life card.

It turned out way better than I expected.


Here are some of the details too:



I will also have a video up on YouTube very soon so head over and subscribe so you don’t miss it.

ART Layout

This layout I designed for Rainbow Splendour for my share this month.  I was inspired by the triangles on the pin.

So, I used impasto paste through a Flutterby Designs stencil and then sprayed co-coordinating colours of Colour Blast Colour Spray over the top.  The trick is to make sure you dry each colour before adding the next.  This limits the amount of colour mixing that happens.  It still mixes just not as much.

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For some reason this photo looks a little dull but in real life it is pretty cool.

Here are a few close ups too:

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